Élodie Bordat-Chauvin When Cultural Policy Change. Comparing Mexico and Argentina, Bruxelles : Peter Lang, "Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education", 2015 - 268 p. ; (ENCATC Research Award).

How can change in cultural Policy be explained ? Through a comparative and historical analysis, this research sheds new light on the emergence, institutionalization and transformation of the cultural policies of two major Latin American countries : Mexico and Argentina.
Elodie Bordat-Chauvin’s investigation is based on the material gathered in ethnographic fieldwork conducted between 2008 and 2010. It gathers observations, unique archive material and more than ninety semi-directive interviews with the majority of Secretaries of Culture in office between 1983 and 2010, several intellectuals, interest groups leaders, cultural managers and members of unions who all played a role in these countries’ cultural policies in the last thirty years.
This work challenges the common assertions that Mexican cultural policy is characterized by inertia and Argentinean cultural policy by instability. It analyses factors of changes – such as the neo-liberal turn, transnationalization, decentralization and politico-institutional changes – and their consequences – including reductions in cultural budgets, transformations in cultural industries and modifications in the balance of power between national, subnational, public and private actors.

The ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management was launched in 2014 by the European network on cultural policy and management, ENCATC, to reward the best recently published PhD thesis presented by a young researcher.

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